Closing Bell: Is the Kentile Sign Coming Down?

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Is the iconic Kentile Floors sign about to disappear from the Brooklyn skyline? Scaffolding has been erected around the sign, and in May, the Department of Buildings issued a permit to “remove existing structure and sign by hand off roof,” Gothamist reported.

Gothamist posted a photo of the scaffolding and reached out to the engineer on the permit and a rep for the property owners, neither one of whom would say whether or not the sign is not long for this world. Last month, the sign was “illuminated” for the first time since 1992, via projection.

“If removed, the sign’s demise will no doubt be seen as a tragic symbol of the End of Everything that ever made Brooklyn a Cool place to live,” said Gothamist.

Photo by Eugene Gannon

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